UniSTART (Business)

Program code


Mode of study



2 or 3 semesters


3 intakes per year


RMIT Saigon South

RMIT Hanoi City


UniSTART* for Business is an informal pathway that prepares you for undergraduate study by developing your English language and your study skills at a manageable pace.
Successfully complete UniSTART (Business) to enter:

  • Bachelor of Business (Economics & Finance)
  • Bachelor of Business (International Business)
  • Bachelor of Business (Logistics & Supply Chain Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Digital Business)
  • Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
  • Bachelor of Digital Marketing
  • Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Your English entry point into UniSTART depends on your English ability, so we can tailor your study to suit your needs. For example, students with IELTS (Academic) 6.0+ with all band above 5.5 are exempt from the first semester of UniSTART.

You will receive academic credit for the undergraduate courses you successfully complete as part of your UniSTART studies. By successfully completing UniSTART courses with 1.0 GPA or above and no double fail, you can transition to your chosen Bachelor program at RMIT University Vietnam.

*UniSTART is a non-AQF award, which means it is not a recognised qualification in Australia.

Program structure

Semester 1


  • English for University Pre-Advanced A and B (IELTS entry 5.5)

Semester 2


  • English for University Advanced A (IELTS entry 6.0)


  • Introduction to Management

Semester 3


  • English for University Advanced B


  • Business Computing
  • Marketing Principles

Learning, teaching & assessment

Your 25 hours of additional support also includes pre-course activities at each English level.

These are designed to get you on track to study smart right from the start.

Induction activities include:

  • Diagnostic testing so teachers are familiar with your skills from the start, and can provide immediate feedback
  • Study skills workshops to help you get organised and plan for your studies
  • Team building activities to encourage students to make friends with their peers, plus an introduction to using extensive reading and library resources to build language
  • Communication skills
  • Workshops focused on student wellbeing
  • Introduction to our support services.

Once you’re up and running you’ll enjoy projects mid-semester, such as developing employment strategies in the Pre-Advanced course, and improving your research skills in Advanced.


Students can choose standard fee or fixed fee program. 

Notes on fees and charges

  1. Fees are priced and invoiced in Vietnam Dong (VND) by semester.
  2. Payment in other currencies will be converted to VND at the exchange rate on that day. Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment.
  3. The fees in USD are ONLY applicable to those international students who arrange for payment from overseas, as per Circular No. 32/2013/TT-NHNN.


(*) Fixed Fees are offered to brand new students who would like to fix their course tuition fees for a specified period of a Unistart pathway. The fixed fee program guards against potential fee increases and currency fluctuations. All fees noted above with * are fixed fees, and are correct for 2020.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

  • High school graduation diploma with a minimum GPA of 6.0/10.0 in Grade 12.

  • For other international qualifications please view entry requirements by country.

English requirements

Successfully complete RMIT English Upper-Intermediate or complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic) 5.5+ (no band under 5.0)
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0+ with all band above 5.5 are exempted from the first semester of Unistart
  • TOEFL iBT 50+  (with minimum score of 5 in Reading, 5 in Listening, 14 in Speaking and 15 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 42+ (no communication band below 36)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or First (FCE) 162+ (no band below 154)

For other international English entry requirements, please view English equivalency requirements.

​Note: TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson and Cambridge results are recognised for two years from the test date. RMIT English results are recognised for one year from the test date.

Please contact the RMIT Vietnam Student Recruitment team for more information.

How to apply